BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Cabbage-Radish Slaw

Nearly every summer, M goes abroad, and every time he leaves, I swear I’ll become a new woman. I tell… Continue reading »

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The Bottle Chronicles: Certified Cicerone to Sustainable Brewmaster

Lincoln’s Matt Stinchfield has been brewing beer for more than 18 years. As Nebraska’s first certified cicerone (a designation for… Continue reading »


The Bottle Chronicles: A Visit to Sonoma’s Joseph Phelps

Italian physicist and philosopher Galileo once proclaimed, “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” There’s no place that quote rings… Continue reading »

Roast duck plate

Low and slow roast duck with crispy skin

My 2013 started off with a bang—a multi-course European feast at the acclaimed Zur Tant restaurant in Koeln, German—complete with… Continue reading »

Summer Chicken Vegetable Sopu

Summer Vegetable Chicken Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than homemade soup. I usually wait until the weather cools before getting out my soup pot,… Continue reading »

Classic Gin Sling

The Bottle Chronicles: Gin Sling

Is it time to start celebrating yet? Tomorrow I’ll be receiving my master of arts in integrated media communications from… Continue reading »

Mango chicken salad w/ creamy avocado dressing

Blackened Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

It’s been a lousy spring so far in Nebraska—and this week is a classic example. On Sunday and Monday, it… Continue reading »


Dark Chocolate-Infused Hirschgulasch (Venison Stew)

One day last fall, in the middle of the workweek, my cell phone rang. “Hello?” I said, tentatively. “It took… Continue reading »


November Wrap-Up and Holiday Plans

Happy December, fearless foodies! Have you all wrapped up your holiday shopping? I confess that I’m a little behind. On… Continue reading »